Through our several years of traveling as a family, there are many things we have learned. We compiled a short list to share with you, so keep reading.
- It’s fun to travel with children. We have enjoyed it since our very first family trip. There really is no excuse to not travel with your children.
- Traveling around the world with children isn’t much different than traveling without them. The only thing different is that your parenting job is with you. You are still required to deal with your children when they wake up at night, feeding them, bathing them, and more. It doesn’t make your travels less fun, just have to keep your expectations realistic.
- It is completely possible to relax when traveling with children. There are certain trips that make this more possible, though, such as all inclusive hotels and cruises.
- It is best to have expectations that are realistic you travel with your children. Since we don’t expect to do as many adventures as we did before children, we are rarely disappointed. If there is an adventure you are interested in taking on your travels, prioritize them so you can do them first. Also, remember to always keep a good attitude. And, of course, try to plan activities that the children will enjoy as well.
- As touched on in number four, it’s important to keep a good attitude. They’re going to a local park in a foreign country may seem boring to you, consider it a way to meet and interact with locals rather than just something you would typically do when home.
- It’s important not to over plan your day. With preschool age children, they typically can’t cope with a full day of activities, so only plan one major attraction each day. Though you could fit several of these smaller attractions in a day, prioritize them so you are able to do the ones you really want to do in case your child becomes too tired to continue.
- If your trip is more than a few days fall, plan some days where you do nothing. Otherwise, everyone becomes too tired to enjoy themselves.
There are many other things we enjoy about traveling with children, but we narrowed it down to seven to keep it simple. If there are things you enjoy about traveling with your children, feel free to leave a comment below.